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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">I believe you can also encourage the users to use the pmem option in their submissions to request the amount of memory that they need.&nbsp; Then a job will not
 be assigned to a node with insufficient memory.&nbsp; Of course, this means that you are relying on the user to specify pmem, and that the value they request is accurate.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> torqueusers-bounces@supercluster.org [mailto:torqueusers-bounces@supercluster.org]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Andrus, Brian Contractor<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:21 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> Mahmood Naderan; Torque Users Mailing List<br>
<b>Cc:</b> mauiusers-request@supercluster.org<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [torqueusers] setting an upper value for available memory on a node<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">If you are using Maui (which I assume you are since you sent your request to that list as well), you should look at NODEALLOCATIONPOLICY.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">If you set that to PRIORITY and then use AMEM to set the priority of nodes, jobs go to the node with the most available memory first.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:13.5pt;color:black">Example 1: Favor the fastest nodes with the most available memory which are running the fewest jobs<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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NODECFG[DEFAULT] PRIORITYF='SPEED&#43; .01 * AMEM - 10 * JOBCOUNT'</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">Brian Andrus<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">voice: 831-656-6238<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">
<a href="mailto:torqueusers-bounces@supercluster.org">torqueusers-bounces@supercluster.org</a> [<a href="mailto:torqueusers-bounces@supercluster.org">mailto:torqueusers-bounces@supercluster.org</a>]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Mahmood Naderan<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Saturday, September 14, 2013 10:12 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> torque cluster<br>
<b>Cc:</b> <a href="mailto:mauiusers-request@supercluster.org">mauiusers-request@supercluster.org</a><br>
<b>Subject:</b> [torqueusers] setting an upper value for available memory on a node<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">Dear all,<br>
Is there any way to set a maximum value for used memory on a node? Assume a node has 32 cores with 64GB total shared memory. Now there are 20 running jobs (12 cores are idle) but 60GB of memory is used. Now I want to set a policy to defer an incoming job because
 there is not enough memory. <br>
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Any idea to accomplish that?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black;background:white">Regards,<br>
Mahmood</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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